| Feb 5, 2014
| 5:30 AM
Arthur Rankin Jr., the Rankin of Rankin/Bass Productions, makers of holiday specials and sundry other animated goods, died Jan. 30, age 89, in Bermuda, where he had lived for many years, under the tropical rule of Heat Miser.
That for many of you the...
| Feb 4, 2014
| 8:29 PM
More than five decades ago, Arthur Rankin Jr., a producer-director working in stop-motion animation, had an idea to develop a family-oriented TV special around a popular Christmas song. He hoped a network would like it enough to run it two or three times....
| Nov 25, 2013
| 2:38 PM
I never know from year to year what's going to ignite my Christmas spirit. Sometimes it's an early holiday card, sometimes a carol on the radio. This year, all it took was the opening scene of Orlando Repertory Theatre's utterly charming, top-notch...
| Dec 6, 2013
| 2:08 PM
Central Florida theatergoers are among the first in the nation to see the most famous reindeer of all take the stage, and they're racing to see Rudolph's shiny nose.
The Orlando Repertory Theatre is only the fourth theater to present "Rudolph the Red-...
| Dec 13, 2013
| 12:31 PM
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This week's TV Movies
30 for 30 The new episode "Youngstown...
| Nov 14, 2013
| 10:30 AM
It's not your imagination: Christmas comes earlier every year, and on TV at least, it stays longer.
Programmers are leveraging the marketing platform of the holidays like never before. Cable networks such as ABC Family, Hallmark Channel and Lifetime...
| Sep 14, 2010
Billie Mae Richards, a Canadian actress best known for voicing Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer in the enduring animated 1964 television special, has died. She was 88.
Richards, who had suffered strokes, died Friday at her home in Burlington, Canada,...
| Dec 10, 2009
CHICAGO, December 9, 2009 Chicago's Very Own Holidays 2009, a new, original half-hour local production, will offer a nostalgic look back at Chicago Christmases past. It will premiere on December 20 from 8:30-9pm, with encores on Christmas Eve,...
| Sep 30, 2009
| 1:28 PM
They can carry a tune, but can they carry an acting role?
A number of music stars have tackled television series work, and Hilary Duff is joining their ranks again. After her Disney Channel run in "Lizzie McGuire," she gets back into home-screen work...
| Dec 23, 2007
We wouldn't blame Santa if he wore a hazmat suit this Christmas. It has been a defective year for toys, with millions recalled because of lead paint, loose magnets and other problems. But here's another kind of recall, a remembrance of facts about toys:...